Brandon Surber

Class of 2018 Written by Beth Funkhouser

Brandon Surber, ATC (’18) loves the challenge of solving puzzles, fixing machines, and improving function. For a while he thought he would be an engineer one day, developing solutions to improve daily functions.  But soon found the most fascinating puzzles came from fixing and improving the function of the human machine. So, Brandon said goodbye to engineering and hello to Athletic Training and Physical Therapy.  After completing his Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training and successfully passing his Board of Certification exam in the spring, Brandon accepted a spot in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of North Carolina and work towards becoming a dual credentialed clinician. 

Extracurricular Activities:

Athletic Training Student Organization

Blue Key Honor Society

Phi Eta Sigma

Health Professions Club

Habitat for Humanity

Rivers Way

Strength & Conditioning Club


Powell Resource Center Tutor

  • Chandler Copeland ’18 with Brandon Surber ’18 on Ampersand Day

I feel that my experience in the E&H AT program has prepared me immensely for my studies in physical therapy and that the many hands-on experiences I had have prepared me to be a very successful clinician. More importantly, my time in the program prepared me to be a very successful athletic trainer and dual credentialed healthcare professional in the future. It also prepared me to advocate for the great profession that is athletic training.


BS- Athletic Training


Saltville, VA


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC